“Hoodie”…Coming and Going
This past weekend I was set up by myself along the salt marsh hoping something would happen. Suddenly I only barely spotted something jetting in quickly toward my location. I brought the camera up just in time to catch this male hooded merganser skidding in for a landing next to me. The reason why it landed near me in the first place was because it didn’t realize I was there! Mergansers are notoriously shy and skittish birds who prefer to not be in close proximity to people. This one turned and floated for just a couple of seconds until it saw me and that was it…Mr. Hoodie took off for a location farther out in the marsh leaving me alone once again.